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Free Fishing: Maury Brown Kids Fishing Day set for June 1

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Free Fishing Day will happen on Saturday, June 1, giving anglers the chance to fish without a license.

Cheyenne will get in on the action with Maury Brown Kids Fishing Day, set for 10 a.m.–2 p.m. June 1. Participants receive a free fishing pole, tackle box and lunch. Registration was mandatory and has closed, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

However, people can fish for free anywhere in the state on Saturday, with the exceptions of the Wind River Reservation and Yellowstone National Park, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

“All fishing regulations, creel and size limits, gear restrictions and stream closures remain in effect,” Game and Fish said in a news release. “Anglers can review the 2024 Fishing Regulations online before heading out and planning their trips with the interactive fishing guide.

Nine kids fishing events are set to occur on Saturday, with five communities hosting free kids fishing events later in June, according to Game and Fish. Here is a schedule of the kids fishing events provided by Game and Fish:

TOWNDATETIMEEVENTLOCATIONSPECIAL DETAILS 
BasinJune 18–11 a.m.Kids Fishing Day Raw water pond Hosted by the Town of Basin and local Chamber of Commerce. North Platte Walleyes Unlimited will provide fishing poles. 
CasperJune 19 a.m.–1p.m.Yesness Pond Kids’ Fishing DayHarry Yesness PondNorth Platte Walleyes Unlimited will provide fishing poles.
Cheyenne/LaramieJune 110 a.m.–2 p.m.Maury Brown Kids Fishing DayBell Reservoir on the Maury Brown Ranch. 50 miles from Cheyenne; 60 miles from Laramie.Participants receive a free fishing pole, tackle box and lunch. Registration is mandatory and has closed. 
CodyJune 19 a.m.–1 p.m. Registration between 8 and 9 a.m.Kids Fishing Day Beck Lake ComplexLunch and prizes provided by Cody Optimists, East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Shoshone National Forest.
JacksonJune 110:30 a.m.Kids Fishing DayRendezvous “R” Park between Jackson and WilsonFree fishing equipment donated by Jackson Hole One Fly, Trout Unlimited and Teton County Conservation District. Lunch provided by Creekside, US Foods and Stone Drug.
LanderJune 19 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Kids Fishing DayLuckey Pond in LanderSponsored by Popo Agie Anglers and Game and Fish. Lunch provided by Kiwanis. Fishing rods and tackle provided by North Platte Walleyes Unlimited.
MoorcroftJune 19–11 a.m.Free Fishing DayKeyhole Reservoir – Pat’s PointHosted by State Parks. Game and Fish employees will assist. A limited number of rods and reels will be supplied for borrowing, and you are welcome to bring your own.
PinedaleJune 110 a.m.Kids Fishing DayDudley Key Fields Pond in PinedaleSponsored by the City of Pinedale, Game and Fish, Bridger-Teton National Forest and BLM. Free gift bag of fishing supplies.
RivertonJune 18 a.m.–1 p.m.Kids Fishing DayRendezvous Ponds in RivertonSponsored by Riverton Kiwanis. Lunch provided by Riverton Kiwanis. Fishing rods and tackle provided by North Platte Walleyes Unlimited.
DuboisJune 89 a.m.–1 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Kids Fishing DayPete’s Pond in DuboisSponsored by Kiwanis, U.S. Forest Service, Game and Fish and DAWGS. Lunch provided. Fishing rods and tackle provided by North Platte Walleyes Unlimited.
EvanstonJune 89 a.m.–1 p.m. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.Evanston Kids Fishing DayUP Ice PondsSponsored by Upper Bear River Trout Unlimited Chapter. 
KemmererJune 89 a.m.–noonKemmerer Kids Fishing DerbyKemmerer Community Pond by the overpassSponsored by the City of Kemmerer. 
Rock SpringsJune 159 a.m.–1 p.m.Rocks Springs Kids Fishing DayPaul J. Wataha PondSponsored by Seedskadee Trout Unlimited Chapter. Lunch provided to participating families.  
DaytonJune 229 a.m.–2 p.m.Kids Fishing DayBear Lodge Resort Pond at Burgess JunctionSponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Bear Lodge Resort and Powder River Basin Trout Unlimited.

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